District 9 Ridgway and J-Burg wrestling history

Staff Writer

There have been great team and individual showings by Johnsonburg and Ridgway in the District 9 wrestling championships.
Ridgway wrestling and District 9 historian Bob Imhof (pictured) keeps diligent records. Here are a few we would like to share.
Ridgway-Johnsonburg multi district champions
(weight-class, year)
Four-time Ridgway champs: Bruno Iorfido (103 - 1996, 1997, 1998), (112 – 1999); Garet Pisani – (103 – 2007), (119 – 2008), (130 – 2009), (135 – 2010).
Three-time Ridgway champs: Ken Streich (185 – 1975, 1976), (HWT – 1977); Curt Olson (185 – 1977), (HWT, 1978, 1979), Mike Skraba (91 – 1973), (105 – 1974), (119, 1975); Tom Hoffman (171 – 1991, 1992, 1993); Jamie Cobaugh (135 – 1992), (140 – 1993), (152 – 1994); Jeff Nelson (171 – 1994, 1995, 1996); Todd Coder (145 – 1994, 1995), (152 – 1996); Nikko Leitzel (119 – 2004), (130 – 2006),(140 – 2007); Colby Pisani (119 – 2005), (135 – 2006, 2007); Joe Chittester (285 – 2008, 2009, 2010); Cory Bush (103 – 2010), (119 – 2011), (126 – 2012).
Three-time Johnsonburg champs: Francis Iorfido (130 – 2000), (140 – 2001), (152 – 2002); Keith Miller (119 – 2002), (130 – 2003), (135 – 2004).
Two-time Ridgway champs: Dave Woodford (112 – 1979, 1980); Dan Peterson (152 – 1991, 1992), Jim Main (125 – 1994), (130 – 1995); Tony Rosenhoover (135 – 1994, 1995); Dennis Schoonover (152 – 1995), (160 – 1996); Dave Predko (112 – 1998), (103 – 1999); Greg Puncheon (130 – 1998), (152 – 2000); Brock Leitzel (125 – 2006), (130 – 2007); Zack Zelcs (160 – 2009), (171 – 2010); Bryce Barclay (126 – 2017), (132 – 2018); Lukas McClain (132 – 2017), (138 – 2018).
Two-time Johnsonburg champs: Troy Caldwell (119 – 1979, 126 – 1980), Don Parana (145 – 1981, 1982); Dave Sallack (HWT – 1986, 1987); Dane Condino (112 – 2004, 2005).
Outstanding Wrestler
Ridgway: Ken Streich (2) – (185 - 1975, 1976); Ray Skraba (105 – 1977), John Cappiello (138 – 1981); Dave Woodford (112 – 1982), Dan Peterson (152 – 1992); Jamie Cobaugh (152 – 1994); Nikko Leitzel (130 – 2007); Colby Pisani (135 – 2007).
Johnsonburg: Tony Casilio (145 – 1996); Francis Iorfido (140 – 2001).
Team Championships
Ridgway – Class B (2) – 1974, 1975); Class AA (12) – 1979, 1980, 1982, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 2000, 2007, 2009, 2010.
Coach of the Year
Ridgway: Gary Gerber (6) – 1989, 1990, 1991, 1994, 2000, 2007, PIAA Coach of the Year – 1991, 1994.
Johnsonburg: Lenny Ferraro – 1979.
Since 1998 the District 9 award was changed to the Lenny Ferraro Coach of the Year Award.

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